Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

The Red-necked Grebe was still present at Wykeham South Lake where there were also 37 Whooper Swans (29 adults and 8 juveniles) of which 18 departed southeast at midday and a pair of Goldeneye. Seamer Tip Pool had a juvenile Whooper Swan, but unfortunately the other bird seen on Monday was found dead, 8 Gadwall, 8 Wigeon, 17 Teal, a Shoveler, a Little Grebe, an adult Mediterranean Gull and a calling Water Rail.

In the Stoupe Brow area 2 Peregrines headed northwest over Brow Moor and there was a Barn Owl and 3 Woodcocks meanwhile back in town 2♂ Stonechats behind the Marine Drive wall by lamp posts 52 and 55.

At Long Nab today the highlights included the continued presence of the Whimbrel plus Snow Bunting, 2 Lapland Buntings and a Twite in the stubble field; at the ringing site 11 Yellowhammers were among the birds trapped today.


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